Ok, so this one is a little bit contentious. Socks aren’t exactly the sexiest piece of clothing, even with a lace trim! But there is some science behind why you are more likely to orgasm whilst wearing socks.
In short, wearing warm socks helps increase the blood flow around your body, and thus helps the blood rush to your vagina during arousal, increasing your chance if orgasm.
Will you be giving it a try?
The longer version of this train of thought is that it lends itself back to the fight or flight theory.
Coldness is perceived to be a danger in the body, which triggers that fight or flight response – the complete opposite of what you want when trying to achieve an orgasm!
When you’re in danger, the blood is sent to other major body parts needed for that key thing: survival. This puts any arousal on the back burner which means that an orgasm is very unlikely to happen.
So, why does wearing socks help you orgasm?
For some people, cold feet (or any cold part of your body) are a negative stimuli, interfering your sexual response. By keeping your socks on, you’re keeping that part of your body warm, and removing that persistent neural message that would’ve interrupted otherwise. See? Science.
According a study from University of Groningen in the Netherlands, who worked with 13 heterosexual couples (aged 19 to 49), the researchers found that when couples were given socks to wear, about 80% were able to achieve an orgasm, compared with 50% previously, in the same environment but without socks.
As one of my favourite YouTubers, Dr Mama Jones likes to say – although “correlation does not equal causation”, if we look at this experiment, it does seem like comfort plays a role in being able to orgasm. Uhm, who could’ve guessed?
If you’re interested, I did the math. Based on this study, there’s a 30% increase in the likelihood of an orgasm when you’re wearing socks.
It’s also probable that the couples in this experiment were simply more relaxed the second time round with the environment they were in. I mean, one of them was having their brain scanned whilst their partner stimulated them. Not exactly the recipe for comfort!
So, I’ll let you decide or try it out for yourself!